We pledge 1% to change lives
What is Pledge 1%?
Pledge 1% is a global movement that challenges individuals, companies and organisations to pledge (donate) 1% of their product, profit and employee time, to any charity of their choice.
C9 joined the Pledge 1% movement in 2021 and pledges to donate 1% of its profit and some free time to supporting initiatives, each year. The charity(ies) we choose to help are decided by our team, to ensure we help the causes closest to our hearts.
We are proud to support so many charities and have established our C9 Foundation in 2022. Check out the 3 pledges we are committed to below.
Speechless Reconciliation: cross-cultural experiences without an explicit common language
This ambitious multi-annual project aims to support teenage youngsters (16-18 years) from various orphanages in the Balkan countries (Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia), whose start in life has been extremely difficult. It will help them to successfully face life's challenges.
"Hope for a better life, hope for a better future, hope for a better community."
C9 got involved in the first 9-days summer camp in 2021 (Beskydy mountains region of the Czech Republic) and it was a fantastic experience! It was so great, that we will continue to get involved in organising the next summer camps and setting up an online opportunities platform, that will empower the participants to prepare them for an independent living, with an emphasis on employability and community integration.
Nose for Autism (ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder)
By supporting 'Nose for Autism', we want to raise awareness for autism (ASD) and highlight the importance of an assistance dog for ASD. The training of an assistance dog costs at least €25,500.
C9 will organise various fundraising activities to support ASD. Keep an eye on our activity calendar!
Together against cancer thanks to Télévie
Télévie aims to raise money for research and increase knowledge in the fight against leukaemia and cancer amongst children and adults. Télévie is a charity event organised since 1989 in French-speaking Belgium and Luxembourg by RTL-TVI television. Activities are also organised in Flanders and broadcast on VTM.
C9 will organise various fundraising activities to support Télévie. Keep an eye on our activity calendar!
Save the date - upcoming activities 2022
Gather your four-legged friend, family and friends for our walks in the Rupel region. Discover the pearls of industrial heritage during the Baksteen walking route (4.4 km), the Kleibrood walking route (10.2 km), or the Steenbakkerstunnel walking route (17 km).
Surprise your children with a delicious breakfast and a visit to the Seven Trolls in the De Schorre recreation park in Boom. Thomas Dambo, a Danish artist, created the Seven Trolls with old pallets, recycled wood, broken branches and fallen trees.
More info coming soon.